noun, plural the·oph·a·nies.
- a manifestation or appearance of God or a god to a person.
noun plural -nies
- theol a manifestation of a deity to man in a form that, though visible, is not necessarily material
n.1630s, from Late Latin theophania, from Greek theophaneia, from theos “god” (see Thea) + phainein “to show” (see phantasm).